Saturday, August 24, 2013

Red Cherry Almost Upsets Incumbent, but Sun Sugar Wins Tastiest Tomato Again!

Tomato Taste 2013 Results

We had over 250 come to today's Washington Gardener Magazine 6th Annual Tomato Taste at the FreshFarm Silver Spring Market. Here are the results of the more than 250 ballots submitted.
  1. Sun Sugar from Spiral Path Farm
  2. Red Cherry from Chicano Sol Farm
  3. Cherokee Purple from Three Springs Fruit Farm
  4. Yellow Brandwine from Perry County Land and Cattle
  5. Pink Brandwine from The Farm at Our House
  6. Black Cherry from Mock's Greenhouse and Farm 
Marian Katz of Silver Spring, MD, won the prize drawing of a gift bag full of gardening goodies and $25 FreshFarm market dollars.

Most of the taste attendees were local, though we also had many who came quite a distance. About half live in Silver Spring. Another third live close by in Washington, DC or the towns of Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Hyattsville, Rockville, Bethesda, and Wheaton in MD. Some were from farther afield in Maryland -- Baltimore, Frederick, Hanover, etc. From across the river in Virginia, attendees came from Alexandria and Charlottesville. From outside of the local area, we had attendees from New York, South Carolina, California, Wyoming, Tennessee, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota, West Virginia,  Illinois and even as far away as Israel! 

Two young gentleman, Isaac and David, were the stand-out artists in our tomato coloring and art display area.

See many more photos from the event at http://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGardenerMagazine.




Thank you to all who came and participated. A BIG thanks to the farmers for growing great tomatoes and to FreshFarm Markets staff for hosting us. Special thanks also to volunteers Doree and Martha for helping with all the tomato sample cutting and helping greet all the tasters in the short, intense two-hour event.

See you next August!

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